Malinski Recalled by Colorado Avalanche

November 30, 2023 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Colorado Eagles News Release

WINDSOR, CO. - The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, have announced that defenseman Sam Malinski has been recalled by the team's NHL affiliate. Malinski has generated three goals and six assists in 17 AHL games with Colorado this season and has also skated in one NHL game with the Avalanche.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound blueliner joined the Eagles late last season after finishing his senior year at Cornell University, where he recorded 26 points (8g/18a) in 34 outings. Named team captain as a senior, Malinski ranked third on the team and first among defenseman in points and ranked second on the team in assists. The 25-year-old earned First-Team All-ECAC honors for the second straight year, the first Cornell defenseman to be named to the conference's first team in consecutive seasons since 2003 (Douglas Murray). He appeared in 91 career games with the Big Red from 2019-23, totaling 65 points (17g/48a).

Malinski notched three goals and two assists in seven games with the Eagles last season. He would go on to add five assists in seven AHL postseason contests with Colorado.

The Eagles will be back in action when they take on the Iowa Wild on Friday, December 1st at 7:05pm MT at Blue Arena. Tickets for all regular season games are on sale now and start at just $23. You can find more information on ticket packages, theme nights, and promotional offers, by visiting or by calling the ticket department at (970) 686-7468.

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